March 9, 1936 – October 21, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Marty Ingels died from a massive stroke at Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, California at the age of 79. He was survived by his wife, singer and actressShirley Jones.
Ingels was born Martin Ingerman in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Ingels' acting career dates back to the early 1960s. In 1960, he appeared twice as himself in NBC's short-lived crime drama, Dan Raven, starring Skip Homeier and set on the Sunset Strip of West Hollywood, California. He had his own short-lived ABC television series, I'm Dickens, He's Fenster (1962–1963) with John Astin, which lasted one season of thirty-two episodes.
He guest starred on the CBS sitcoms: Pete and Gladys, The Ann Sothern Show, Hennesey, and The New Girl. He also appeared in one episode of ABC's Bewitched as "Diaper Dan", who plants a microphone in Tabatha's rattle so a competing advertising agency can scoop Darrin's ideas. He appeared twice as Sol Pomeroy, a United States Army buddy of the character Rob Petrie, on CBS'sThe Dick Van Dyke Show. In 1978, Mr. Ingels guest starred in Season Two, Episode One of The Love Boat.
His voice-overs and commercials include those for Paul Masson wines, with his uniquely raspy voice. He played AutoCat in the Autocat and Motormouse cartoons featured first on The Cattanooga Cats and then in a series of their own, and was Beegle Beagle in The Great Grape Ape Show. He appeared in Pac-Man (1982) as the title character. As recently as 2010, Ingels was cast in an episode of CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
He also acted in films, including Armored Command (1961), The Horizontal Lieutenant (1962), Wild and Wonderful (1964), The Busy Body (1967), A Guide for the Married Man(1967), For Singles Only (1968), The Picasso Summer (1969), If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969), Linda Lovelace for President (1975), and Instant Karma (1990).